Monday, November 8, 2010

Money Saving Stamens

Ok, I have seen so many homemade flowers lately, and so I finally gave it a whirl. I wanted to add those beautiful stamens ladies have been using but I didn’t have any and I really didn’t want to buy any so I decided to make my own. These are MONEY SAVING STAMENS!

First, I made my flower with my cricut or you can use a punch in a scalloped pattern. Then chalk the edges on both sides.



Second, using a small punch or on Home Accents, Cricut, you need a similar design that has small circles in the design and then you place pearl stickles on all the small circles and let dry.



Third, place a brad or embellishment of your choice in the middle and place on top of the flowers….Thats it! Now you have your own homemade stamens, which I think they are as good as store bought ones.



Here is an example on a layout:



Here are some close-ups to see how truly beautiful they can be with your own personal touch. The best part is you can make them any color you want for all the upcoming holidays!






Hope you enjoy!


13 comments:

  1. that's ingenious!!! thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. You're brilliant! I love handmade embellishments. That's just the perfect touch.

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  3. Very cool idea for the stamens. I will definitely give this a whirl.

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  4. Thanks for the gorgeous tutorial! Your example looks fantastic!

    Hugs, Kiki

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  5. Wow, that's so effective! Thanks for sharing :)
    Gayle xx

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  6. Awesome idea! I love how flowers turned out. I will have to try this sometime.

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  7. those flowers are really gorgeous! as is your LO!!

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  8. What a gorgeous layout, and I love this idea for the stamens too! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fantastic tutorial!!! Oh my goodness that layout is gorgeous Lisa! Wow!

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  10. I really like these flowers but how did you do the white ones and the yellow ones?

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